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Anna has plans for her life. This fall, she will be heading off to medical school, well on her way to becoming a doctor. But first, she and her besties head to Ireland to celebrate.
Nowhere did her future plans even include serious dating, let alone becoming mated to a man who can turn into a freaking beast with wings. Nor did she reckon with being sucked through a portal onto another planet while on her way home from a great night out.
Yet from the very first time her new mate touches her, Anna wonders if this could be the real deal – as in: the big L. The only problem is, her mate says his kind do not love; they protect, they pleasure, and they provide. Can Anna really kiss goodbye to all her plans for the future, and agree to spend the rest of her existence without love?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy paranormal romance, while the third in the Alcyran Chronicles series, can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
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D’Vorak launched himself off the rooftop, took to the air, and sniffed the wind. He soared like a ghostly specter, blending in with the night. On the streets below, the people never glanced up as he glided above. Perhaps that was why they didn’t know their world was dying. They were too involved with what was right in front of them to view the larger picture.
Working with Rhiannon was risky. He understood the perils of trusting the Clovis wench. However, she had promised that if he succeeded in this task, she would sever his people’s ties with the Clovis. That must happen before the truth of the Gūla was discovered—the truth they had kept hidden, the weapons they had forged.
All he had to do was find the three women and take them to his planet. Three particular women whom Rhiannon indicated were descended from the original line of Clovis. Earth had been the home world for the Clovis before they discovered the wormhole to Destruna, another realm, another world where they weren’t persecuted and fled this one. The ancient lore of the Gūla described the first arrival of the Clovis on Destruna. At that time, the tribes had been primitive, living in thatch huts. It was the Clovis who taught them to build, to write, to read.
It was during that time, the true wealth of the Gūla was discovered. Warlords seized the mines filled with lunar crystals. When put together, they glowed, and were a power source unlike anything else on Destruna.
And from that power source they had created weapons capable of bringing down a Dráo, and protecting their realm. But the weapons created were too potent if they fell into the wrong hands. He shuddered at the thought of the Clovis with them. Queen Mona was already a power hungry wench with immense resources; she didn’t need more at her disposal.
His nose caught a whiff of sweetness on the breeze. The potency and flavor reminded him of dragonsbane wine. Being surrounded by the foreign stench, his beast wanted to roll around in the familiar scent.
Dang, this book is hot. Seriously. But just understand that it needs to be for Anna and D’Vorak to work its important. I know, normally I don’t read the really hot stuff that much anymore but Ms. Summers is fast becoming a go-to author for me when I want it hot, emotional and having a wonderful, but hard-fought HEA. Did I mention this book is hot? It has BDSM elements in it so be forewarned. I enjoyed getting to know Anna and D’Vorak.
No one writes a true Alpha hero like Ms. Summers. At least for me. There were times that I really wanted to hit him for his heavy-handedness with Anna but at the same time, it worked for me. Anna was no slouch in the giving department but again, Ms. Summers can have D’Vorak do something that was really sweet and it redeemed it for me. I also liked that D’Vorak was a gargoyle-like creature. I love that creature in paranormal and not too many authors try to tackle it in their writing. Plus, the dragons in this one are not nice. Did I also mention that there are witches, spells, and an alien aspect to the book, too? This book had a lot going on but it kept my interest from the beginning page and I didn’t want it to end.
Anna has no clue what is happening when she is pulled into the portal but I liked her spunk to her situation. She did not want to fall in love with D’Vorak at all. This is NOT a love at first sight. These two had a lot to work out between them, even if the sex is hot. Anna has forgiveness in heart, willing to compromise and refuses to settle. She won’t hand over her friends to anyone. At times, I really thought that it wouldn’t work out between them but Ms. Summers knows just how much to torture her readers and then pulls them back in. Did I mention that I love Ms. Summers writing?
The book is full of wonderful world-building, an exciting plot, and breathtaking pacing. It is full of adventure, thrills and fascinating characters. I didn’t read the first two books in the series and I was never lost. Ms. Summers does a great job of letting the reader know what is going on. There were still a few things that I didn’t quite feel where finished so I hope that there is another book in the series.
Again, I really, really loved this book and Ms. Summers. You will, too, if you give it a chance.
About the Author:
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.
Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. (http://www.maggiemaegallagher.com/) A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Anya-Summers/e/B01EGTVRKC/
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6 thoughts on “Excerpt from Loved by the Beast (Alcyran Chronicles #3) by Anya Summers w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @anyabsummers #PNR #paranormalromance”
Sounds like a fun read.
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I liked the review, thank you.
Awesome review, I’m definitely reading this one 🙂
I am already a fan of Anya Summers. I can’t wait to read thsi.
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